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guitars are too awesome to be second page material, bump!


I just felt like experimenting with window light and postprocessing. This Les Paul was originally black, but I stripped the paint and refinished it natural. The top is really, really flawed and imperfect and the original black nitro finish seeped into the pores of the wood but I love how it looks. Very "real" and unique, I think.
my guitar on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
post #347 of 625
Nice! I want to strip my guitar one day.
post #348 of 625
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Originally Posted by intoflatlines View Post
Nice! I want to strip my guitar one day.
Go for it; that statement is worthless without pics, alright
I think its the guitars that are painted with solid colors that look the best stripped as they have the most random figuring. All the "pretty" woods get stained instead.
post #349 of 625
I love my Schecter Omen-6. As far as pedals are concerned, I have a rocktron short timer and a visual sound route 66. They are pretty good. I like them both a lot, but I'm looking forward to expanding a little farther with a distortion pedal and volume control.
post #350 of 625
So recently I've been looking at getting a new guitar. I've been playing for around a year+3 months and I think I need to get away from the Squier Strat since I'm getting bored of it. I'm thinking of getting an Epiphone Les Paul custom Ebony/Alpine White for around £250 off Amazon. I am actually sold on looks alone since I love the looks. So should I get one?

Edit: I just realised that there are fakes about :/ I was looking at this one:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...1&sn=Phoenixty Does anyone think they're fake? :/
post #351 of 625
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Originally Posted by thechungster View Post
So recently I've been looking at getting a new guitar. I've been playing for around a year+3 months and I think I need to get away from the Squier Strat since I'm getting bored of it. I'm thinking of getting an Epiphone Les Paul custom Ebony/Alpine White for around £250 off Amazon. I am actually sold on looks alone since I love the looks. So should I get one?

Edit: I just realised that there are fakes about :/ I was looking at this one:Epiphone Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Alpine White: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo Does anyone think they're fake? :/
I highly suggest you go out and try the guitar in person first if you can. Make sure you like how it feels and how it plays.
Remember that Les Paul's use humbucking pickups rather than single coil like the ones on your Squier. If you're planning on making that switch and haven't played a guitar with humbuckers yet, make sure you like what they have to offer before making a commitment.

As far as fakes go, you should be safe if it's from a reputable dealer.
post #352 of 625
I just picked up a cheap Hagstrom F300 for fun.
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I really like how that stripped Les Paul looks Patalp. I just bought a Taylor 414ce 2009 Fall Limited...looking forward to getting to know her...

post #354 of 625
i've owned the same guitars for 20-25 years:

Acoustic: 1978 Washburn Prairie Song D62
my first guitar, handed down from my dad. the only upgrades are a nut and saddle made from fossilized walrus tusk, ebony string pegs, and new frets. i love this thing... it plays and sounds as good or better than every Martin i've ever played. in fact, i've never picked up an acoustic that i've liked more. and i've been offered a pretty penny for it many times.

Electric: 1987 Rickenbacker 620
totally stock. i just found out recently that the finish i have (Polar White with all black hardware) is somewhat rare, so it's become a bit of a collectors item. apparently Ric fans love the way the white tends to yellow over time. i love the sound of this thing.. it has the classic Rickenbacker jangle, but the solid body gives a fuller sound with amazing sustain and surprising versatility. here's Unknown Hinson doing a killer cover of "Manic Depression" on his 620:

+ YouTube Video


don't have any pics of my guitars, but i found photos that are basically identical to mine.

The Ric 620:







standard output and "Rick-o-Sound" stereo output:



and the Prairie Song:





post #355 of 625
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Originally Posted by patalp View Post
Go for it; that statement is worthless without pics, alright
I think its the guitars that are painted with solid colors that look the best stripped as they have the most random figuring. All the "pretty" woods get stained instead.
Well I want to strip the guitar so I can put some nitro on it. It's going to be hard to get through the poly coating though..
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as requested.
post #357 of 625
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Originally Posted by m3ta1head View Post
my very first electric guitar, back in 1985, was an Ibanez with the same locking nut. i broke so many freaking strings because of that damned thing. ended up taking all the plates off because i couldn't stand it.
post #358 of 625
You don't use the whammy bar on that thing? Seems like a crime, with the locking nut and Floyd Rose and all..
post #359 of 625
My baby:





New acquisition:

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Originally Posted by Teerawit View Post
My baby:
that's a pretty Strat... what year/model? EDIT: just noticed the Eric Johnson neckplate... guess that answers that!

I've been jonesing to pick one up for awhile... There are just so many different flavors. Right now I have my eye on the American Deluxe series, with the S1 switching. or maybe the '62 Vintage reissue.

then again, the Elvis Costello signature Jazzmaster looks pretty badass, as well.

i'm just going to have to go spend several hours at the guitar shop, and just keep playing them till i fall in love.
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